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Iceland: Accepting Songs For Stockholm!

Today the Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, have begin their song search for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The song that they are hoping will return Iceland to the Grand Final, after missing out on the final in 2015. The songs must be performed in Icelandic in Söngvakeppni sjónvarpsins, but the song is not restricted to Icelandic in Eurovision. When submitting the song …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 4

We’ve now seen most of the semi finalists performing, so it’s going to be very interesting to find out how the remaining ones are staged. Once again we are covering everything LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna. So far we’ve had a full run-through of all semi 1 participants and the first set of semi 2.  Today, …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – ICELAND

The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a wide range in taste. They all bring different skills and …

Iceland: Ólafsdóttir 2nd in first round of NF voting

It’s been revealed by RÚV that María Ólafsdóttir – Iceland’s representative in 2015 – was in fact only second overall after the first round of voting in the final. As can be seen in the table below (courtesy of Wikipedia), it was in fact Friðrik Dór who won the first stage of Söngvakeppnin’s final, before Ólafsdóttir surged ahead in the …

Iceland: María Ólafsdóttir wins Söngvakeppnin!

  The Icelandic national selection Söngvakeppnin has just come to an end – and we have a winner! María Ólafsdóttir is going to Vienna and will represent Iceland with the song Unbroken. In the first round the seven finalists presented their entries. Unlike in the semi finals, not all songs were performed in Icelandic – the competing artists were asked to sing …

Tonight: Super Saturday #2

  Last week we had the first proper Super Saturday of the season – tonight it’s going to be even more intense. Iceland, Italy and Lithuania will make their song selections while Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Sweden will air semi finals. Here’s an overview on everything you need to know for tonight – Streams, participant lists & starting times! Lithuania: …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2015 Semi 2 Qualifiers

Tonight we’ve seen another 4 acts make it to the final of Icelandic national final Söngvakeppnin 2015. In the Semi-final 2 we heard 6 acts competing for a spot in the final : 1. Haukur Heiðar Hauksson “Milljón augnablik” 2. María Ólafsdóttir “Lítil skref” 3. SUNDAY “Fjaðrir” 4. Regína Ósk “Aldrei of seint” 5. Bjarni Lárus Hall “Brotið gler” 6. …

LIVE BLOG: Super Saturday – 7th February

Well, here we are. The cold, harsh winter is gasping its last windy breaths, the first pay day after Christmas has been and gone and the clock is now very much ticking on 2015. But what could this mean? Oh, of course! We’ve finally reached the busy period of the national final season! And tonight we have a fantastic lineup …

National Finals: Guide to Super Saturday

  The first of several ‘Super Saturdays’ is ahead of us. Tonight, a grand total of seven countries will air Eurovision-related shows. Among these, Denmark will pick its representative whereas Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Hungary & Lithuania will have semi/quarter final shows. Here’s an overview on everything you need to know for tonight – Streams, participant lists, starting times & …

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